His edition of the Flores historiarum, published in three volumes in , remains the standard work. This Latin chronicle, compiled at St Albans and. Cambridge Core – British History – Flores historiarum – edited by Henry Richards Luard. Cambridge Core – British History Before – Flores historiarum – edited by Henry Richards Luard.

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The only important illustrations in the work are ten coronation scenes, beginning with a double-width scene of the coronation of Edward the Confessor, in honour of whom Henry III had rebuilt Westminster Abbey in the shape we now see it, making it then as now the royal abbey par excellence. English chronicles 14th-century history books 13th-century Latin books 14th-century Latin books. The Flores Historiarum Flowers of History is the name of two different though related Latin chronicles by medieval English historians that were created in the 13th century, associated originally with the Abbey of St Albans.

It was compiled by various persons and quickly acquired contemporary popularity, for it was continued by many hands in many manuscript traditions.

The date of creation of the earliest nucleus of the compilation has been disputed. The first chronicle written at the abbey was the Flores historiaruma universal chronicle spanning from Creation to The book has survived in one thirteenth-century manuscript in the Bodleian Library Douce manuscripta mutilated flpres century copy in the British Library Cotton manuscript Otho B.

Roger claims in his preface to have selected “from the books of catholic writers worthy of credit, just as flowers of various colours are gathered from various fields. Edited by Henry Richards Luard. The manuscript in the Bodleian Library, written out ca. For hishoriarum most recent theory of authorship cf.

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Views Read Edit View history. The second and more widely distributed Flores Historiarum runs from the creation to although some of the earlier manuscripts end at The implication is of a battle between the ‘kings’ of Summer and Winter43 in which the ‘Summer King’ is killed, and also that his consort is hostile to him.

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However, like most chronicles, it is now valued not so much for what was culled from previous writers, as for its full and lively narrative of contemporary events from to[1] including the signing of Magna Carta by King John at Runnymede.

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It is the work of nine scribes with the short entries of florees scribe and gaps after each entry suggesting it was being actively compiled at the time of writing. Your email address will not be published.

This MS is the earliest and most important representative of the text of the Flores, and as such is still an invaluable source for historians as well as an object of beauty and interest in itself.

The latter is part f,ores the Westminster continuation and highlights the different standard of production. This latter section historiraum roughly a sixth of the manuscript, covering ff. While most great Benedictine houses produced a historiographical tradition, that of St Albans had the greatest continuity of effort over the centuries and produced some of the most important contemporary historical witnesses to the reigns of many English kings.

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The abbey was a royal hkstoriarum already ancient by the mid-thirteenth century, when the majority of this MS was being written out, and was often the place of residence of the peripatetic court historiaru Henry III. The first Flores Historiarum was created by St Albans writer, Roger of Wendoverwho carried his chronology from the creation up tothe year before his death. Ill, ; for other ‘summer kings’, see E.

Items from these collections can be copied into your own private collection. The Benedictine abbey of St Albans, England, is well known for its history and chronicle production in the late middle ages, particularly the work of Matthew Paris and Thomas Walsingham. We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website.

The handwriting of the text of the central portion of the work has been identified as being that of Matthew Paris himself, the earlier portions perhaps written at St Albans or Westminster, and the later continuations that bring the book up to the events of are all or chiefly the work of Westminster scribes. What we see is a continuation of the basic layout historiafum with a large amount of fluctuation: The Flores Historiarum is markedly opposed to Robert the Bruce.


Published by the authority of the Lords Histodiarum of Her majesty’s Treasury, under the vlores of the Master of the Rolls. This manuscript was carried down towith brief notes and emendations in the hand of Matthew Paris. Wikimedia Commons has media related to Flores Historiarum.

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Advanced full-text search Advanced catalog search Search tips Full view only. Considering the text itself, some of the earlier parts of the work draw heavily on the Historia scholastica ca. If you continue to use this site we will assume that you are happy with it. As historians still do, he built on the work of former generations of St Albans monks, and of earlier Benedictines such as Bede.

There is also a lack of consistency in the script used, from a near-cursive rotunda to a very formal semi-quadrata see images above.

Retrieved from hsitoriarum https: Illustrations of the coronation of Richard I and Edward I. Without one scribe to consistently continue the chronicle the standard of presentation diminished and the status of the manuscript decreased.

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